Rubén combines experience in business development, management and education from Europe, Latin America and South East Asia with a great passion for social issues and sustainable models of development.
Rubén started his business career in the tourism sector in Germany. He spent some years in the international business development field in Europe and North America. Yet, his interest in social issues and his passion to learn and contribute to sustainable development efforts took him to South East Asia. After 3 years of living in the region and being involved in education and sustainable development projects in Cambodia and Malaysia, his interest in pragmatic effective solutions took him back to North America to learn what is considered the most radically sustainable housing model: Earthship Biotecture.
In South East Asia, Rubén has undertaken a number of consulting and training projects supporting private and public sector to implement international sustainability standards. He has supported permaculture efforts as designer, lead builder and workshop facilitator. He was also the initiator and one of the main coordinators of the Windship project, an international reconstruction effort taking place in the Philippines, as response to the devastation of Typhoon Haiyan (or Yolanda).
Together with Wild Asia’s team of Sustainable Development experts, Rubén has created Build for Tomorrow, an award winning project that promotes sustainable affordable solutions for people to fulfill their needs in a comfortable way and in harmony with our planet.